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Edmund White

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Edmund Valentine White III is an American novelist, short-story writer and critic. He is a member of the faculty of Princeton University's Program in Creative Writing.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Edmund White recommends
What I Did Wrong (2006)
John Weir
"Extraordinary... among other things one of the best books about how ordinary folks live in New York now."
The Language of Houses (2014)
Alison Lurie
"Alison Lurie, in her lucid, jargon-free way, allows us to read what architecture is saying. She has culled the best ideas from a vast secondary literature and passed it all through the sieve of her brilliant mind."
The Stranger Game (2018)
Peter Gadol
"Imagine a metaphysical thriller inspired by Patrick Modiano and illustrated by Giorgio Di Chirico and you’ll have an idea of this enigmatic novel, The Stranger Game."
A Luminous Republic (2020)
Andrés Barba
"One of the best books I’ve ever read . . . There is an air of magic, black and white, lingering around every page of this epic novel of 192 pages, like gun smoke after a shootout. I say ‘epic’ because it feels as full, as dense with duration, as if it were 1,000 pages long, but can be read in an evening . . . This is a book at once heavy and light, Caliban and Ariel, somber and comic. It will open your eyes."
Heaven and Earth (2020)
Paolo Giordano
"A perfect novel. Giordano is one of the handful of great writers working anywhere today."
The Bright Lands (2020)
John Fram
"The Bright Lands is Gothic and Faulknerian: smooth, original, haunting. And very sexy."
What Happens at Night (2020)
Peter Cameron
"This book is a masterpiece - reading it reminds me of the first time I read Kafka. A whole new vision is suddenly revealed: unique, unexpected, unforgettable. Get ready for a new adjective: Cameronesque."
Shelter in Place (2020)
David Leavitt
"Leavitt is a master stylist ... An important writer. He is the rarest of all birds - a man of letters."
The Uncollected Stories of Allan Gurganus (2021)
Allan Gurganus
"Allan Gurganus is our verbal magician. He turns factual rabbits into poetic doves. Every sentence contains a surprise, but the brilliant surface doesn’t dazzle us from peering into the tender human depths."

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